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Oven French Toast with Nut Topping Recipe

Oven French Toast with Nut Topping Recipe

—Donna Justin, Sparta, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 50 min. YIELD:8-10 servings


  • 1 loaf (12 ounces) French bread, cut in 1-inch slices
  • 8 large eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mace
  • 1-1/3 cups packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons dark corn syrup
  • 1-1/3 cups chopped pecans, walnuts or hickory nuts


  • 1. Fill a well-greased 13x9-in. baking dish with bread slices to within 1/2 in. of top; set aside.
  • 2. In blender, combine the eggs, milk, cream, vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon and mace; cover and process until blended. Pour over bread slices. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • 3. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Meanwhile, combine topping ingredients. Spread over top.
  • 4. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 50-55 minutes or until puffed and golden. (Cover with foil if top browns too quickly.) Yield: 8-10 servings.

Wine Pairings

Sparkling Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sparkling wine.